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Fantastic album, despite handfuls of missing songs!,
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This review is from: Now That's What I Call Music! 83 (Audio CD)This Now album is fantastic and is definetly the best winter Now album in a long time, it is much better than last winter's Now 80 and both Now 81 and 82. It has to be the best winter Now since Now 71 (one of my favourite NOW albums) There are heaps of great songs on this one.
Robbie Williams - Candy
Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin - Don't You Worry Child
Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting back Together
Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch - Sweet Nothing
Wiley feat. Skepta, JME & Ms D - Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya)
Flo Rida - I Cry
Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You (Until you Learn to Love Yourself)
Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time
Katy Perry - Wide Awake
P!nk - Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
Relight - Lost in Your Love
Rita Ora - How We Do (Party)
Cheryl - Under the Sun
Wiley feat. Ms D - Heatwave
Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande - Beneath Your Beautiful
The Script feat. will.i.am - Hall of Fame
Florence + the Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name)
David Guetta feat. Sia - She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)
Calvin Harris feat. Example - We'll Be Coming Back
Naughty Boy feat. Emeli Sande - Wonder
Conor Maynard feat. Ne-Yo - Turn Around
One Direction - Live While We're Young
Fun. - Some Nights
Example - Say Nothing
Lawson - Taking Over Me
Karmin - Brokenhearted
Simple Plan feat. Sean Paul - Summer Paradise
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
Elbow - One Day Like This
Then they're are songs that i don't like:-
PSY - Gangnam Style
Sam and the Womp - Bom Bom
I'd say those 2 songs are the only 2 songs i don't like at all. Funnily enough them both being the opening and closing tracks of disc 1 which is always the stronger disc. I still think disc 1 is better of the 2 although disc 2 doesn't have any bad songs, it just has slighty less good ones. All the rest of the songs i haven't mentioned are average at the very least.
Then of course there are the songs that missed out:-
Rihanna - Diamonds - Not a Rihanna fan but i am absolutely astounded this song wasn't included in this album, they always include Rihanna and the fact it reached number 1 makes it even more of a travesty this song wasn't included. I also highly doubt it will be on Now 84 as she will have newer songs out by then.
Adele - Skyfall - Not a fan of Adele either, but this is her only top five single not to be included on a Now album which is very strange. Maybe the fact it's a bond theme is something to do with it :/
Otto Knows - Million Voices - Very suprised this song wasn't on it either, this is a great tune and its the sort of song that would be included. It may have been a different story had it charted slightly higher.
Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida - Troublemaker - Reached number 1 today, so it will probably be on Now 84 instead had it been released a bit earlier it would have definetly made this album.
Lawson - Standing in the Dark - We get 'Taking Over Me' instead, we might see this song on Now 84 as it has peaked at #6 depending on whether Lawson release another single or not.
Girls Aloud - Something New - They included last year's Children in Need song 'Teardrop' on last winter's album Now 80 so i was expecting to see this song on here, again it only went into the charts today, so we might see this in Now 84.
Leona Lewis feat. Childish Gambino - Trouble - Well the funny fact that Leona Lewis has never appeared on an odd number Now album continues. Strange this song wasn't included as it reached #7 in the charts and her last single with Avicii 'Collide' was on Now 80.
Emeli Sande - Read All About It Part III - She already has a double appearance on this album, so triple appearances would be a big ask, The original version was on Now 80 so maybe it was a bit unessesary to include this song despite the fact it peaked at #3 in the UK singles chart.
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now - Great song, but i don't think Lady Antebellum have ever appeared on a Now album before, so i'm not too suprised this song didn't make it.
Dappy - Good Intentions - peaked at #12 which is pretty low compared to a lot of the songs on this album, his previous singles 'No Regrets' and 'Rockstar' appeared on Now 80 and Now 81 but they peaked a lot higher and stayed in the top 40 a lot longer than this song did.
Tulisa feat. Tyga - Live It Up - They left out Dappy so they'd thought they'd leave Tulisa out as well. This song also didn't hang around the top 40 at all despite peaking at #11, a place higher than Dappy's single.
The Killers - Runaways - It would of been nice to see the Killers on a Now album as they have been absent since 'Human' appeared on Now 72, but it peaked at a mere #18, again may have been included had it had done better in the charts.
Conor Maynard - Vegas Girl - Reached Number #4 in the charts shortly after Now 82 was released. Although it charted higher than 'Turn Around', Turn Around is included instead.
That's about all of the songs that i had included in my traklist predition of the album and there's also the songs i wasn't really expecting :-
Wiley feat. Skepta, JME & Ms D - Can You Hear Me? (Ayayaya) - Thought it would have been saved for Now 84 due to his previous single 'Heatwave' being on here.
Redlight - Lost in Your Love
Nuaghty Boy feat. Emeli Sande - Wonder
Karmin - Brokenhearted
Trey Songz - Simply Amazing
Simple Plan feat. Sean Paul - Summer Paradise - Very old and left the charts months ago and only peaked at #12, however it's actually a very good song :)
Angel - Wonderful
Devlin feat. Ed Sheeran - Watchtower
Elbow - One Day Like This
As you may notice most of the listed songs mentioned above make up the final third of Disc 2, as to when i first looked at the tracklisting i thought it was slightly disapointing and thought they seemed like they were just 'fillers' that i'd never heard of but i was proven wrong when most the those songs were really good which makes this album fantastic. Every song has peaked within the top 20 apart from Stooshe's 'Waterfalls' which peaked at a rather disapointing #21 and has now fallen a jaw dropping 24 places in it's second week of being in the top 40. On the plus side it is higher than the previous album Now 82's lowest charting signle - Ed Sheeran's Small Bump which peaked at #25.
That's all i can say really and i know i've already said this but i will say it again to remind you but i think this is the best Now album of 2012 which is excellent as i always find it's the winter albums that seem to disapoint the most. This is also probably the one of the best Now albums ever and is definetly the best Winter Now album, much better than last winter's Now 80 and winter 2010's Now 77. So if you're into the current chart scene get this album i guarantee you won't be disapointed, Super album!